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  • R.Venkatachary

    I appreciate the the varrious scripts of ancient civilisation. But I wonder why India’s Indus Valley civilisation’s script has not been included in this valuable istudy

    • abdulhai

      You mean Pakistan’s Indus Valley Civilization as most of it exists in Pakistan.

      • LOL

        There was no pakistan before 1947.. that script is the basis for all dravidian languages.

  • Sue

    What about Ogham? Lines on the edge of rocks is pretty bizarre..

  • I have a certain affection for Korean script. There’s nothing that strange about the ins and outs of the language, but the characters have this awesome, other-worldly feel about them. If you said that Korea was handed its alphabet from some advanced alien intelligence, I’m not sure I’d have trouble believing you.

  • sprayette

    No Rongorongo?

  • Chris

    so sad… people should spend their energy getting upset over the lose of language, not the lose of ‘good’ Saturday morning cartoons

  • Ron

    Since “J” derives from “I” and “Y” was *pronounced* like “I” (Junkers is pronounced Yunkers and “Ivan” is “John”), I assert that The Witches’ Alphabet was made up in the 16th century.

  • Jessica

    Wow!! Thanks for including tifinagh I was actually expecting it 🙂 let me tell you something I am obsessed with the Berber culture it is as if i were the reincarnated version of Dihiya or Fadma n Soumer ( I know u have no idea what I’m talking about just google them 🙂 )
    Also dont worry , what u said about tifinagh at the end was not offensive it was actually a complement 🙂 because if u think the writing system is from outer space lol you should actually take the time to HEAR how it sounds ! It’s crazy it does sound alien-like 😉

    • sofiane mehalli

      thank you for that I am happy your comment about thifinagh I am from tizi ouzou I still speak tamazighth here mst people do want to hear from you again I am ancestre of dihia and Massinissa I am proud , thank you

  • phcoder

    Phoenician alphabeth mainly transformed into Arabic and Hebrew scripts. Then Hebrew one was adapted by Greeks for their language and it was in turn adapted into Latin script. So all these words are in descendent on Phoenician abjad.

  • phcoder

    The only script in pre-columbian America? Looks like you forget about, at least, Maya.

  • Araxie

    When I was a kid, instead of doodling in notebooks, I would create codes like this, write my and my family’s names’ using my new letters, and then promptly forget about it. I still do that occasionally today. I love language.

  • Alex Book

    Why not Thai? That has to be one of the strangest alphabets.

    Also, I suggest making up a list of the strangest (spoken) languages.

  • Azureal

    To fix a misfact in your work. Gerlad Gardener only publisized Wicca, its as at last as old as the 1200s and has been around longer then Christianity by at least a century. Sense the tradional Wicca is held up through oral tradition and getting access to a traditional coven is near impossible as they don’t normally work in the open sense the presicution they recieved sense the 12th century. Don’t worry, its a common mistake that people make seeing Gardener only published the first wiccan book to get the religion a fighting chance at survival.

    • jayo

      lol, Wicca is New-Age, there has never been a traditional Wicca. Gardner mixed esoterics with a bit of folklore and voilá: instant followers.

  • Yusnia Sakti

    What about HANACARAKA; Javanese alphabet

  • a mexican

    Wow wow you forgot the scripts of ancient Mexico like the Zapotec, aztec and the Mayan script from Yucatan and central America ,because you’re saying that the Inca were the only ones to have a writing system in precolumbian America

  • Hródric Al-Funs

    # 1. possibly the first computer in history